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Re: Moon Phases Vs Lunar Eclipse

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Posted by Allen/">Allen on January 18, 2000 14:44:34 UTC

It's very simple, really. During a lunar eclipse, the sun is behind the earth, so the light is blocked from the moon, causing it to go dark. During a new moon, the sun is behind the moon (not in a direct line from the earth, but in comparison to the earth). The sun is shining on the back of the moon during this phase.

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